Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis Treatment

Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis Treatment. Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition brought by irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. The inflammation causes the compartment around the tendon to swell and enlarge, making thumb and wrist movement painful.

Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis is also known as mommy’s wrist. Why? The way that new parents use in holding and rocking their children may not be in good wrist position. Grandmother may also diagnosed with Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis.

Tendon of the thumb is not able to slide underneath the first coral compartment ligament

Symptoms Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis

  • Difficult to make a fist
  • Increasing pain near the base of your thumb
  • Swelling presented near the base of your thumb

How is Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis diagnosed?

  • Tenderness directly over the tendons on the thumb-side of the wrist is the most common finding.
  • A test is generally performed in which the patient makes a fist with the fingers clasped over the thumb.
Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis Treatment

Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis Treatment

What are the causes Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis?

  • Taking up a new, repetitive activity
  • Direct injury to the wrist, scar tissue can restrict the movement of the tendon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis Treatment

  • Resting the thumb and wrist
  • Wearing a splint
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medication
  • Anti-inflammatory injections – safe for pregnant woman or those who still breastfeeding
  • Surgery may be recommended for severe cases.
    What will our surgeon do during the surgery? He will open the compartment to make more room for the inflamed tendons, which breaks the vicious cycle when the tight space causes more inflammation

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